This truss in the attached image looks like it was cut to get the new air-handler installed in the attic 2 years ago. Would anyone consider it overkill to refer this to a structural engineer for evaluation?
Why would you not?
I’m not being a wise guy … but I am genuinely wondering under what circumstances I would not write up an altered truss (without approval by an engineer) as a material defect and I cannot think of one.
The Truss design capacity has been compromized by the alteration and a design drawing for repairs needs to be done by a qualified truss engineer.
The I-joists are probably fine, see chart here. The dimensional joist is not.
Floor trusses can be cut if the manufacturer’s recommendations are followed. Roof trusses should never be cut without a correctional design by a structural engineer.
Nice pics John. I’ve not seen anything that bad yet under a house, of course I don’t get that much business. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the info.
Why not just have a carpenter replace what is cut out?
As long as the Carpenter knows what he is doing. :)
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